VOLUNTEERS are desperately needed so the curtain can rise and the talents of a youth drama group can shine once again.
The Solihull Down Syndrome Drama group has been closed since February when the group showcased a specially adapted pantomime version of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Dovehouse Theatre.
There was singing, dancing, a musical score and acting which told the story of what happened when Jack traded a cow in for some magical beans.
The group of ten children and young people aged ten to 17-years-old take part in musical and drama activities and aim to put on a show once or twice a year.
The group has a leader who organises the activities but needs more volunteers to help each week so the show can go on.
The group has been closed since the curtain came down on the pantomime version of Jack and the Beanstalk in February after a volunteer left the group.
And now the group are hoping to take centre stage once more after Easter and revive the group.
But to do this they need volunteers.
Parent member of the group, Liz Williams, said: “We are currently looking for volunteers who would like to come along and support the children and young people and enable them to continue towards another show.
“By having volunteers support us we are able to offer the children and young people an exciting and fun experience, in a safe and supported environment.
“The volunteers will have as much fun as the children.”
The group meets on Monday evenings during term time from 6pm until 7.30pm at Reynalds Cross School on Kineton Green Road in Olton.
The group has a leader who organises the activities but needs more volunteers to help each week if plans to revive the group after Easter are to go ahead.
Expenses of £5 per session may be available.
Volunteers would need a DRB check and if this is not already held it could be obtained through the Sustain charity and help would be given.
There are two other groups available for children and young people with Downs Syndrome across the borough.
The birth to ten year old play and stay group meets on a Saturday every other month.
The Friends Group, for those aged 18-plus, meet on the first Wednesday of every month and between them the group organises outings including going to the pub, cinema under supervision.
For more or to find out about volunteering contact Liz on [email protected]